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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (March 8, 1976)
monday, march 8, 1976
By Jim Williams
It is Energy Rallye time again, tra-la, tra-la. That
charming Engineering-Week event that got me and many
others started is rallying in scheduled for April 2, with a
mandatory "rally school" March 11 at 7:30 pjn. in the
Engineering Center, v
Here, prepared without the assistance, consent, or even
knowledge of the organizers, is a brief guide to rallies in
. general and the Energy Rallye in particular.
A rally, simply, is a test of your ability to follow a set
of complicated speed and route directions in driving a car.
Two can play, the driver and the navigator.
Rallying probably is lots of fun-for the driver. He'
swings along picturesque back roads, enjoying the scenery,
watch 5ng for landmarks and occasionally adjusting his
I can't say for sure, because IVe never driven in a rally.
IVe just navigated. And when the navigator can briefly
emerge from his welter of route instructions, time tables,
pencils, calculators, carsickness and double vision to sit
back, take a deep breath and gaze at the surrounding
countryside-it's probably because he's just gotten the
team lost. It's a great hobby for people who like to work
crossword puzzles in ink and feel sorry for themselves.
In an ordinary time-speed-distance rally, the navigator
And then there's g bathroom problem
Club picks officers
Food, songs and costumes from around the
worid entertained a crowd of about 400 persons
Sunday night at the UNL International Club's
annual banquet in the Nebraska Union.
The banquet honored Rowena Boykin, retiring
foreign student adviser. .
New International Club officers, elected two
weeks ago, are Barb Kim (Korea-United States),
president; Mohammed Abdul (Nigeria), vice
president; Glory Liem (Indonesia), secretary and
Hassan Rafi (Iran), treasurer.
is given a list of directions just before the start. They
specify, in language open to a multitude of conflicting in
terpretations, the route to take and how fast to go.
It works like this: the navigator has just finished In-
struction 27, "Turn right at white barn, change average
speed to 25.43 mph." He consults a huge chart and finds
this is one mile in 2.359 minutes, so he resets his stop
watch to time it. If the odometer shows one mile in 2 359
minutes, he will be 6n time and his life joyous.
Meanwhile he is looking for Instruction 28, "Acute
left after sign reading "REPENT FOR DOOM IS NEAR."
Hours pass. Then the navigator realizes that what he
thought was a white barn was really a beige chicken coop
and he's hopelessly lost.
Rallies are scored by how close the team comes to the
correct elapsed time for the route, but the E-Week Energy
Rallye adds a conscience-soothing fillip-additional points
according to fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.
Since nothing exceptional is demanded of car or driver, .
leave the Maserati at home and drive your Civic.
Or you can cheat. Adding gas from a hidden can to "re
duce" fuel consumption is obvious and gauche.
Adding alcohol bought at bars along the way is classy.
So is putting a Morris Minor engine in your T-bird. So is
concealing one of your dual exhaust pipes, to "cut emis-
Prof ballots available
Kevin Cunningham, chairman of Builders' Student
Faculty Relations Committee, which is responsible for the
outstanding teacher elections, said nomination blanks for
outstanding teacher have been posted around campus.
Students wishing to nominate a teacher in their college
must write the professor's name and college on the ballot.
Cunningham, a sophomore pre-veterinary major from
Laurel, said that the ballots will be picked up Wednesday '
and tabulated. The three professors in each college with
their name appearing most frequently will be placed on
the final ballot. Students will vote during the March 17
ASUN elections for the professor in their respective
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But none of this is really worthwhile. There are two
changes I'd like to see made, and I address them to thr
organizers because someday somebody's going to put a
Halda Speedpilot rally computer in his CVCC Civic and
walk away with their rallye.
First, the emissionsmileage phase should be separate
from the rally phase, with separate awards;
Second.the rallye should be run S.OP. (Standard Oper
ating Procedure or Seat of Pants.) In this type of rally, the
guy with four Heuer stopwatches has no advantage be
cause only one timepiece is allowed; the team with the
electric odometers has no advantage because the odometer
is taped over; the people with the SR-50's have no advan
tage because the only permissible calculating device is
pencil and paper.
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if they aren't made, barring something like an attack of
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